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Chillpak Hollywood Hour #343

Non-stop festive hilarity from the (ridiculous) opening, right through the final (inspirational quote) …

Phil Leirness is in the holiday spirit and Dean Haglund has been drinking wine and on no other show would you hear such irreverent, insightful and occasionally inspiring conversation on such a wide range of topics as The Sound of Music, Spaghetti Westerns, cognitive dissonance, Buyer’s Stockholm Syndrome, Tom Hanks, silent film classics, Walt Disney, Martin Scorsese and Nelson Mandela.

Oh, and is one of your friends in podcasting about to become a full member of the Illuminati? You’ll have to listen to find out!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #293

Happy Christmas, everybody!

This week’s show gets off to a flying start with a recap of the “Live Event of the Week” – the 28 hour marathon co-hosted by your friends in podcasting to ring in the end of the Mayan Calendar.

Dean discusses his road trip from hell.

Phil discusses catching up on some 2012 movies.

Dean and Phil revisit last’s week’s show all about the Top Films of All Time by looking at what directors had films mentioned most often on the lists submitted by guests of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour.

The show wraps up with a personal “Celebrity Death”, a wonderful character actor who was helping Dean and Phil in the development of their new film, The Lady Killers.

Speaking of The Lady Killers, please take the time to learn more about the film and how you can help (and PLEASE, spread the word!), by visiting here.

And if you’ve never seen Dean and Phil’s film The Truth is Out There . . . Why haven’t you? It’s available here.

Finally, we hope you will enjoy this holiday greeting from your friends in podcasting …

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Chillpak Hollywood Hour #291

A “Live Event of the Week” that benefited homeless children …

Two “Lawsuits of the Week” that focus on show biz types arguing over money …

A very funny web series from former Chillpak Hollywood guest Rob Consing …

Several movies, including an all-time classic and a few Oscar hopefuls …

The importance of telling stories that encourage young women to find and use their authentic voices …

In short, if you’d boo this episode of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour, you’d boo Santa Claus!

Finally, we hope you’ll take the time to check out Dean and Phil’s latest feature film project and learn how you can help!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #252

Your friends in podcasting open this week’s show by discussing the early beginnings of the feature film era.

They close this week’s show by discussing … The beginnings of the feature film era!

In between, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness discuss romance in the movies, the state of romantic comedies, Star Wars, The X-Files: I Want to Believe, several weird and wonderful films you will never get to see (but can read about here), the origin and purpose of the legal system, Placido Domingo and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”.

Please don’t let the slight audio hiss and hum prevent you from enjoying this latest serving of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour. We were able to solve the problem about a third of the way through …

Have a great week, everybody!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #250

This week’s show is both a yearly tradition AND a Chillpak Hollywood Hour first!

It’s our post-Oscar smackdown, where your friends in podcasting take on the Academy AND each other. Snarking and wagering, what could be more fun? And this year, the stakes have been raised!

Meanwhile, it’s the first time we’ve ever recorded a show where Dean and Phil were not in same locale. Dean’s still in Colorado. Yet, thanks to Skype, nothing could prevent the motion picture industry’s big night from turning into YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour’s 250th episode!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #245

Another installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour on the open road … This week, your friends in podcasting brave the elements and curving mountain roads. Their adventure begins at a warehouse in downtown Los Angeles where they are investigating the company that was supposed to manufacture the blu-ray edition of The Truth Is Out There but that defrauded them instead. The drive ends in Malibu, California, where Dean and Phil will be shooting another chapter in their latest video production. In between, they discuss the Chinese New Year, magical realism, flash animation, freeways, African-American theatre, Joe Paterno, college athletics, sports fans, film critics, film industry awards, the box office, and oh, yes, getting defrauded!

This is one VERY hot episode of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour … If only because we have the car defroster on maximum!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #238

Celebrity Deaths, Hollywood lawsuits, wingnuts, award-winning movies, television development news, how to see famous actors in person (and learn about acting), theatre closures, prejudice against comedy, sexism at the Playboy mansion (shocking!), and letters from listeners … It’s a true holiday grab-bag on YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour and your friends in podcasting, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness are giving ’til it hurts.

And then, they’re giving some more …

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #237

Your friends in podcasting just returned from the Pacific Northwest, where they were showing THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE (which makes a fantastic holiday gift!).

Phil and Dean discuss the challenges of getting shipments through U.S.-Canadian customs and that sets the tone for a truly international installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour.

The international box office, international financing and the international distribution of television shows are discussed.

The Chillpak Hollywood Lawsuit of the Week comes to us from the highest court in the European Union.

The Chillpak Hollywood “Wingnut” of the Week comes to us from the United Kingdom.

The Chillpak Hollywood Explanation of the Week involves gender and ethnic diversity.

Action-packed, passionate, insightful and informative, why not share YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour with someone you love?

About the show
Dean Haglund, the actor, improv comic and inventor (best known as “Langly,” one of the three computer-hacking geeks on “The X-Files” and their spin-off series “The Lone Gunmen”) engages in thought-provoking, insightful, and irreverent cultural conversation with his co-host and producing partner, independent filmmaker and certified violence prevention specialist Phil Leirness in the production offices of Rational Exuberance. Warning: Dean and Phil's usually hilarious and frequently inspiring discussions are habit-forming, so please, enjoy responsibly!
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